Children quickly learn to report bad behavior, i.e., tattling. In an effort to stem this natural reaction, progressive educators are teaching children to turn the same reporting behavior into “tootling,” where children learn to report positive behavior. Besides the cute name, it caught my eye and held my attention because it makes so much sense.
We had a great class, this past Tuesday. It is our 5th and, sadly, our last class in our “How To Talk” series. Courtney Evenchik and I are enjoyed our jobs as facilitators of this workshop. In this class, we talked about how to praise our kids the right way. Kids can feel uncomfortable when they
In our last post we discussed Dyslexia. In this article we will continue our discussion of learning issues, focusing on Dyscalculia: Dyscalculia refers to a wide range of lifelong learning disabilities involving math. Children with dyscalculia may have difficulties recognizing numbers, understanding the relationship between the idea of the number (3) and how it exists
With summer winding down and fall on its way, most students will tell you with some measure of resignation that back-to-school means back to homework, back to tests and projects, and the end of fun days spent at the pool. All children must re-acclimate to sitting in the classroom and making time for homework, and
Last night was our webinar: Summer Survival Skills For Parents. given by our Director of Parent Outreach, Adina Soclof. We discussed the many different things parents need to know to survive a summer with their kids. Here are our top 3 tips: 1. Don’t lose the schedule: We all want to have a relaxing, uncomplicated